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Welcome New Members & Visitors

What is the Worldbuilders Guild?



We are a group dedicated to collecting great artwork that will inspire worldbuilding. Our members are both artists who like to draw fantasy worlds and want to share their artwork, as well as writers who enjoy creating and writing about such worlds and benefit from viewing the great artwork.

What Is Worldbuilding?



Worldbuilding is the process of creating a fictional world, from drawing the world map right down to creating the civilizations and races that live in the world. It is most often undertaken by fantasy and sci-fi writers however, films and video games also feature worldbuilding especially if they are in the fantasy or sci-fi genre.

The degree of building that is done depends entirely upon the individual writer and their needs. Arguably the most famous world builder is J.R.R Tolkien.


Can I become a Guild Member?



Certainly, we’d love to have you join The Worldbuilders Guild. Though if you would like to submit your artwork then please only submit your best work as we like to keep a high standard to provide the greatest inspiration and quality possible.

Please don’t be offended if your art is rejected, we will try and tell you why your piece was rejected. However, most of the time it is due to the art being submitted to the featured folder rather than the relevant one.

If you're not a member or watcher yet then please join us :)

Nate
The Worldbuilders Guild

Submission Guideline


Please view the following article for our submission guidelines:
Worldbuilders Guild Submission GuideWelcome to The WBGuild and thank you for your interest in submitting your artwork to the guild. It is our mission to collect the greatest gallery of worldbuilding inspiration and I personally thank you for helping us.
So you’ve finished your artwork and now comes the exciting, and slightly scary, part of submitting it to groups and showing the world. No doubt there are a number of groups you need to submit to, each with their own unique way of doing things, but please do take a moment to read through this submission guide as it will help your artwork to be accepted faster – and so the views and favourites come quicker.
This guide is for both yourself and the guild moderators to determine what art can and should be submitted where; or rather, “Which folder should I submit X to?”
If you still have a question then you can contact one of the moderators and we will respond to your question as soon as possible.
Mods:
Nate –

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Affiliates

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Every world needs an ecosystem of creatures to give it life and every adventurer needs monsters to fight. However, what we sometimes forget is to include the cute creatures that can inhabit a world. As a celebration of the amazing creature artists in our group I've collected 21 of my favourite cute creatures into an article.

These cute creatures could also make for a great pet or sidekick for your main character – they may even warrant a whole story of their own.

You can view all of the 21 creatures here with links back to the full image on DA.
Hello WBGuild,

I hope you're all well and getting excited for the Christmas season?

If you've visited the group page recently then you'll have seen that we now have over 1000 watchers! This is great news and a real testament to the Worldbuilding community on DA and the hard work of the group mods and all of the great artists who have submitted their work to the WBGuild.

I'd like to say a big thank you to Erich and Andrew who joined near the beginning of the year to help me serve you all as moderators for the group. We do consider it an honour to guide this group and curate great Worldbuilding inspiration on DA.

I'm really looking forward to the future of the group and for ways we can better server the DA Worldbuilding community in 2014. Also The WBSchool is undergoing updates due to launch in 2014 so I will keep you updated with them as they happen. Though the first thing will be a new site design so you'll be able to read the articles on mobile devices easier.

Finally I've added a link to the group submission guidelines on our homepage as we've realised they haven't been all that easy to find up until now. So if you're a new member or watcher and haven't seen them before then please click on the thumbnail below and take a quick read. Or if you're a long time member it's always good to refresh your memory.

Worldbuilders Guild Submission GuideWelcome to The WBGuild and thank you for your interest in submitting your artwork to the guild. It is our mission to collect the greatest gallery of worldbuilding inspiration and I personally thank you for helping us.
So you’ve finished your artwork and now comes the exciting, and slightly scary, part of submitting it to groups and showing the world. No doubt there are a number of groups you need to submit to, each with their own unique way of doing things, but please do take a moment to read through this submission guide as it will help your artwork to be accepted faster – and so the views and favourites come quicker.
This guide is for both yourself and the guild moderators to determine what art can and should be submitted where; or rather, “Which folder should I submit X to?”
If you still have a question then you can contact one of the moderators and we will respond to your question as soon as possible.
Mods:
Nate –


I hope you're all having a great week? Feel free to leave a comment and say hello, introduce yourself or even let us know what you're doing over the Christmas holidays.

All the best,

Nate
You may have seen this video wandering around the web but it's quite simply brilliant.

I won't say much on it as really you need to watch the video. What I will say tho is the video is done by John McWhorter and it has a really beautiful animation.

Click on this link to watch the video.
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Unialien Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this group still alive? Recently the submissions has gone expired like 5 or 7 times.
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WorldBuilding Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2021  Professional Writer
Hi Unialien, this group has been limping along for the last number of years.

I stopped using DeviantArt for a while, not just because of work and family life, but also the website became awful to use and their ad network kept triggering my spam blocker. The recent redevelopment of the site seems to have fixed a lot, plus lockdown has given me a little more time. So I'm usually coming online and approving content every couple of weeks (I aim for once a week but not always possible).

When the group first started I would write to everyone who was rejected and explain why (most of the time it's due to people submitting in the wrong group or submitting WIP work.) however depending on the number of submissions/my time I don't always get to do that.

I've noticed that some of your artwork has been accepted into the environments folder. So hopefully I'm picking up the work you're now submitting.

All the best and thanks for the message (apologies it's taken so long for me to reply to it)

Nate
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Unialien Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Your back! Yeah, it is currently DA it's working so well so far without any issues indeed! I don't have anything for now to submit, but very soon I'll bring up newly original creation indeed! :meow:
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WorldBuilding Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2021  Professional Writer
Aye, lockdown has been great for getting back into art and rebuilding things.

I look forward to the new submissions. If I don't reply for a while on DA then I can usually be pinged on Insta or Twitter - or direct on the WBSchool website.
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WanderingRanchMaster Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2019
Thank you for letting me join! I will have world pics up soon, just need to draw them. 
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WilliamTLC Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WorldBuildersGuild = ProEstablishment
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Timberfleet Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
what
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zpnn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2019
ignore it theyre a spammer
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